CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Aged care work presents remarkable opportunities for new and rewarding career prospects. The responsibilities of an aged care worker are many, and they all must treated with the solemnity and gravity they deserve. Being a support worker of any kind requires comprehensive training to ensure all workers have the required skills and knowledge to care for the unique needs of Australia’s older population.

Completing an aged care course reflects an essential first step toward working in the aged care sector. Officially known as CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support, this course includes an elective stream for aged care which demonstrates your compassion, empathy, and dedication to assisting those who require support due to ageing.

Skills Training College is a registered training organisation offering a aged care course to suit everyone’s needs. Our dedicated and experienced trainers lead students through practical situations and theoretical study to ensure that each of them leaves fully prepared to work in aged care. Upon your successful completion this course to earn a nationally recognised Certificate III in Individual Support, and begin your career in the aged care industry.

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Our aged care courses provide an entry level qualification allowing anyone to jumpstart a brand new career in the community services industry. This course provides students with the vital information and practical skills required to care for people who require support to be tailored to their needs due to age, disability, or chronic disease, among other reasons. Students can specialise in a particular field, such as aged care, based on which elective units they choose to pursue.

An aged care qualification covers multiple fields which relate to professionals who provide person-centred support. Aged care, disability support, residential care, and community services all require care plans which are customised to patients’ unique needs.

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Price: $599
Delivery: Blended (Online & In Person)

What You'll Learn

In our aged care courses, students learn everything needed to provide person-centred support to those with unique needs. Students gain valuable experience in creating a tailored care plan in line with their patient’s needs, recognise healthy body systems, understand their legal and professional responsibilities, build relationships with clients, provide emotional support, infection control policies, the need to report risk and abuse in the workplace, and more.


Compulsory Learning Modules:
Aged Care Elective Modules:

In addition to their studies, in order to receive their Certificate III in Individual Support students must also complete at least 120 hours of work placement in an aged care setting. This must be completed in their own time. Skills Training College can assist with work placement opportunities. 

Eligibility & Enrollment

There is no academic or work experience required to enrol in a Certificate III in Individual Support. However, there are minimum eligibility requirements all students must first meet. To be eligible, students must:

  • Be at least 16 years old. Students under the age of 18 must submit a signed Parental Consent Form before undertaking any course with Skills Training College.
  • Have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection to complete the at-home portion of the course
  • Possess basic proficiency in written and verbal English in order to complete study and assessment requirements
  • Possess basic physical fitness to perform manual tasks such as moving patients
  • Students must have a USI number

Course Fees

For a limited time Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care) is offered at Skills Training College Perth for $599! 

Using our convenient, secure online booking platform you can pay for your course today using any Mastercard or Visa credit or debit card. 

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Course Delivery Method

Skills Training College delivers aged care courses through a blend of in-person classroom sessions, flexible online e-learning for self-paced study, and a mandatory 120 hours of work placement. All three components should be fulfilled within a 12-month period.

In the classroom sessions, students acquire practical skills essential for providing personalised support to patients. Classes run from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays, spanning three weeks with a minimum of 15 sessions.

For the theoretical part of their study, students need a personal computer and a reliable internet connection to complete the coursework at their own pace. The time required depends on the student’s dedication, skill, and motivation, typically ranging between 30 and 60 hours of self-paced study.

Apart from practical and theoretical training, students must secure and organise at least 120 hours of work placement as a mandatory component of the course. Finding and coordinating work experience is the responsibility of the students.


There’s nothing more rewarding than being able to provide support to someone in need. Become someone’s hero today. To express your interest in one of these courses, or for any further information, please get in contact with us.

Aged Care Careers

Given Australia’s aging population, it’s no surprise that the aged care industry is experiencing significant growth. The Australian government anticipates 179,000 job openings in aged care over the next five years. With a substantial demand for skilled aged care workers, there’s never been a more opportune moment to enter this thriving sector.

Attaining a Certificate III in Individual Support with a focus on aged care provides graduates with diverse job opportunities in health or community services. As a successful graduate, you may find yourself working with various potential employers and aged care facilities. Some potential career paths include:

These first steps represent just the beginning for those who successfully complete the nationally recognised Certificate III in Individual Support. Through additional studies, graduates may eventually progress to more advanced roles in healthcare, taking on greater responsibilities such as emergency services or even becoming a registered nurse.


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Skills Training College’s Aged Care program in Perth spans at least three weeks. Completion time varies based on the student’s skill level and commitment to their at-home theoretical study and work placements.

Classroom-based training involves a minimum of 15 sessions, running full-time from 9 am to 5 pm each day over three weeks. The self-paced theoretical knowledge study takes approximately 30-60 hours. Students must also fulfill a minimum of 120 hours of supervised work placement in their own time.

To work in aged care in Perth, a Certificate III in Individual Support is essential. The course must be completed through the aged care elective stream to be effective in the industry.

While personal care to a family member is possible without certification, it is not recommended. Without completing the course, caregivers won’t fully understand the requirements, safe work practices, and legal responsibilities.

No. While a part of the course is completed online, practical training is crucial for skills development. Thus, there is no online or distance learning available for aged care courses in Perth.

Necessary skills include practical training in infection prevention, control policies, and assisting clients with medication.

Emotionally, aged care work in Perth can be challenging. However, for a compassionate individual, the career outcomes are just as rewarding.

Aged care workers face various challenges, providing direct client care to people in confronting situations. Palliative care workers are exposed to death, providing comfort at the end of life. Any aged care worker may need to identify and report abuse.

Finding work, placement, or volunteer opportunities in aged care in Perth depends on career goals. Online searches reveal aged care facilities with volunteer opportunities.

The facility where practical placement occurs may allow volunteering afterwards and could be a future employer. If struggling to find opportunities, the trainer can guide you.

Yes, work placement is integral to a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing). A simulated workplace environment can’t substitute real workplaces in ensuring you’ve embodied the care outcomes of an aged care course.

If you’d like to do more than just provide ageing support to people in need, you can expand your specialty by undertaking further study to advance your career. Healthcare requires a diverse range of skill sets, and the best opportunities for further studies include some of the following:

  • Disability care. Disability support is an alternative elective stream to aged care for a Certificate III in Individual Support and provides an alternative community care career.
  • Manual handling. Healthcare offered requires moving patients safely, a skills taught in a manual handling course.
  • First aid. First aid provides a wide range of useful skills, notably CPR.
  • A blue card. A working with children check is essential to expanding your healthcare career to work with children. Please note this course is not offered through Skills Training College.
  • A Certificate IV. The logical next step after a Certificate III level, there are many Certificate IV opportunities each instructing students with different health skills. Currently, Skills Training College does not offer any Certificate IV courses in healthcare.

In Perth, an aged care course can be tax-deductible if working with the elderly, considering self-education as upskilling or maintaining a position. Check with an accountant or tax specialist for details.